UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson recently opened up about his frustrations with the UFC over them just paying for his hospital bills from his fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.
Ferguson recently spoke with Submission Radio ahead of his showdown with Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on May 15 and detailed the delay in payment from the promotion to help cover the hospital expenses from the damage he took at the hands of Gaethje, which led to Ferguson himself having to call higher representatives in the company to get the bills accounted for.
“I just barely got the insurance bill paid for my fight over in Jacksonville. I’m not even trying to b—ch about it,” Ferguson said (h/t MiddleEasy). “I’m bleeding everywhere else and getting my bones crushed and all this other s—t, and sitting in the hospital where my wife is crying her ass off, and we’re trying to figure out if I’m going to have to have surgery or not, and my f—king bill won’t get paid? No, we’ve got issues now. When it comes to a lot of these things that you’re counting on getting taken care of, it’s a little bit hard. But I did make a phone call to the highest one and check this out, it got handled quick. That’s what I can count on, the UFC, when they took care of my stuff, I haven’t had a bill since then. But it takes communication, and instead of me being all whiney about it, I f—king did what? I made the phone call, I texted, I was open about it. I handled it like a professional and handled it very well.”